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Be mindful of bees during delayed planting this season


The spring build-up of honey bee colonies can be directly threatened by corn planting. Insecticide seed treatments used on corn seed produce an insecticidal dust when they are planted.

Adjusting corn management practices for a late start


Since delayed planting reduces the yield potential of corn, the foremost attention should be given to management practices that will expedite crop establishment.

Black cutworm spring arrival has hostile welcome


Many of Purdue's pheromone trapping cooperators throughout Indiana captured a significant number of black cutworm moths over the April 12-13 warm spell, just before another wave of freezing temperatures.

Innovation helps corn plants better withstand drought stress (04/23/14)

Start to consider winter annual weed burndown (04/22/14)

No surge in corn planting…yet (04/22/14)

Syngenta Agrisure Duracade ‘Right to Grow’ program on track (04/22/14)

Highlights from Congressional Budget Baseline through 2024/25 (04/21/14)

Crop sector forecasts under different yield scenarios (04/21/14)

Is there an advantage to more corn acres in your rotation? (04/18/14)

Commodity Info



Weekly National Grain Market Review (04/18/14)

South Carolina Grain Weekly Review (04/18/14)

Mississippi Daily Grain Report (04/18/14)

Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (04/17/14)

Montana Cash Grain Prices (04/17/14)

East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (04/17/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Barge Report (04/17/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (04/17/14)

Key Reports

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

Exports: Corn net sales bounce to 10-week high (01/30/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)

Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 04/23

Weather and ethanol news may have boosted corn futures Wednesday. The latest weather maps suggest persistent rainfall and returning cold over parts of the Corn Belt next week; that could delay and/or limit spring plantings. Meanwhile, the latest API report indicated strong ethanol production last week. May corn climbed 7.25 cents to $5.035/bushel as CBOT trading ended Wednesday, while December rallied 8.75 to $5.045.
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